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  1. 2 points
    It's a "No" from me..............
  2. 2 points
    Yes, I understood that and was just demonstrating that they're curved on my examples.😉
  3. 2 points
    This. If I have £500 to spend then I don't suddenly have £600 because the BP has gone up.
  4. 2 points
    In fact the tail if the ‘G’ is very variable in these early bronze pennies, many in my collection have these curved sides and some the more rectangular, but whether due to die wear or a formal font variation I don’t know. Perhaps proof coins, if from unworn dies, might clarify. Clearly the ‘G’ repair punch used here had the curved sides, and thus differing fonts on one coin is quite possible. Oh, and congrats on joining the VIGTORIA club, Richard. One of my favourite errors. Jerry
  5. 2 points
    A very interesting and plausible explanation. I’m sure there’s much more to the story, however, given the straight sides of the tail of the ‘usual’ G and the very different curved sides in the tail of the G in Victoria. Only ten known surviving examples? You must be absolutely delighted…what an acquisition for a penny collector! Well done, Sir!
  6. 2 points
    Is it just me who thinks that's not a bad job of removing the crud from the farthing?
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    Further to the above, I have a couple of 1861 pennies (F29 & F33) where the G of D:G: has been badly repaired (rotated) with both a "curved" and a "straighter" G punch so either of these could have been used to produce the VIGTORIA error.
  10. 1 point
    If I hadn't known what he looked like before, that pic would be unremarkable, But....what the hell has he done to himself? Obviously botox to his forehead, as I'd say it was near impossible to get to 63 without some lines. I had them at - sometime in my 30's I think..
  11. 1 point
    That's why I decide how much I think something is worth to me in advance, decide my maximum bid and once placed in advance, I leave it be. The only exception to this is the last auction I took part in, where I'd set my budget but wanted several items. I had some 'left over' from my first successful bid so used the live online bidding to go for a subsequent lot. Despite being tempted to go rather over my budget I was the underbidder. A salutary lesson for me! I do feel there's scope for auction houses to do a 'roll over' scheme, where if you don't spend all of your first bid, the remainder is bid against another item. But my getting carried away last time is I guess precisely why they don't!
  12. 1 point
    I think the BBC Pips should be released back into the wild....
  13. 1 point
    BBC pips where? If in a browser, you'll find it's automatically a minute behind the actual time. I don't know why but that's how it is. I can live with it but it's a major irritation at midnight on New Year's Eve.
  14. 1 point
    Well, naturally one would adjust bid to the premium BUT there is a tendency at least when on-line bidding at premium auction to forget just a little bit. Also, ahead of time I just don't engage in the auction at all on some and especially if there is a starting bid that appears to high. I suppose this has been studied, but I wonder if a coin goes for an increment or two less if auction houses don't occasionally take a loss when premiums are raised.
  15. 1 point
    perhaps then the object was to repair this G in REG as M Goulby explains as Richard mentions ....there is certainly a lot of action on those G's
  16. 1 point
    some strange things happen to a number of the G's but I think this better example in DG might explain some of the strange "ticks"
  17. 1 point
    yes I do too . I was intending to list them in the thread I started on legend errors but so far have only got as far as 1860 there didn't seem to be much interest , not that that should deter me LOL
  18. 1 point
    I think 20% is the medium price of auction houses, though some maybe lower n some higher. I used to set a gross sum intend to bid before auction. If an auction charge a higher premium, then the bid will be lower. If the premium is lower, then the bid can be higher.
  19. 1 point
    The working die wouldn't have been created with a G in VICTORIA and therefore it must have been caused by manual intervention. London Coins note that the rogue "G" is of a slightly different format to the other proper "G"s (in D:G: and REG) and Michael Gouby suggests that it might have been caused accidentally through an intended die repair to the "G" of REG being carried out by a repairer forgetting that a "G" on the right of the incuse die will actually affect the left side of the struck coin, and inadvertently "repairing" with a "G" punch the "C" of VICTORIA instead which is on the right side of the die diametrically opposite the "G" of REG. Anyway, the error must have been spotted quite quickly given the restricted numbers of affected coins that reached circulation, as demonstrated by the fact that only 10 surviving examples have so far been recorded out of huge numbers of 1862 pennies.
  20. 1 point
    Some coin collectors have been collecting rubbish for just as long.....:-)
  21. 1 point
    Here you go. A penny, albeit silver and hammered, but a decent provenance. Six quid in Cuff. J D Cuff 1041, Sotheby 8/6/1854 E Wigan, collection bought Rollin & Feuardent 1872 H Webb 309, Sotheby 9/7/1894 H Clark 155, Sotheby 23/5/1898 A A Banes 57, Sotheby 30/10/1922 E H Wheeler 342, Sotheby 12/3/1930 C Corbally Browne 409, Sotheby 25/3/1935 W L Raynes 473, Glendining 15/2/1950 Spink 6, lot 589, 10/10/1979 R D Shuttlewood 301, Spink 15/3/2001 C Comber
  22. 1 point
    A common coin but the toning is nice and much more intense than that shown in photos.
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    That gilt one's a bit of a stunner.
  25. 1 point
    With the purchase of an 1806 gilt copper proof from LCA last weekend, I've now got all three 1806 proofs from the KP31 die - Peck 1325, 1326 &1327, gilt, bronzed copper & copper. Whilst I've no intention of even attempting to become a major SOHO proof specialist collector (a lifetime's work, pretty much), it's always good to get a few proofs, and these were easy to recognise because of the incomplete 0 and no base serif to 1.